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Changes to the Definition of HMO – Landlords Take NoteNovember 5, 2018

With burgeoning numbers of students and a continuing housing shortage, residential property for letting has been a popular investment for several years. Many such investments are...

Debranded Goods Still Protected by Trade Mark LawNovember 2, 2018

Products sell for widely differing prices in different national markets and that creates the opportunity for goods to be transferred from a low-price market to...

Registration of Property Owned by Foreign EntitiesOctober 21, 2018

Under draft legislation now in Parliament (the Registration of Overseas Entities Bill), the Government is intending to establish a register of the beneficial ownership of...

Failure to Comply With Order Means Loss of Right to Present Oral EvidenceOctober 17, 2018

When attempting to negotiate any dispute it is important to assemble fully your arguments, so that you can state your case with the greatest vigour,...

Supreme Court Rules in ‘Gay Cake’ CaseOctober 10, 2018

In a unanimous judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that a bakery in Northern Ireland's refusal to make a cake bearing a slogan in support...

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Commercial Articles

Employed or Self-Employed?

Whether you are employed or self-employed makes a substantial difference to how you are taxed and the income tax liabilities of an employed person can...

Employee Fraud – Fraud Act 2006

Employee fraud continues to rise as the recession continues to bite - however,  the Fraud Act 2006 provisions make it easier to obtain convictions for...

Employee Fraud: Warning Signs

Employee fraud was a boom area even before the recession started.  ‘Targeted’ frauds, often backed by organised criminals, are also becoming more common. In these...

Entrepreneur’s Relief – the Basics

From 6 April 2008 disposals of qualifying businesses and business assets have been eligible for Entrepreneurs’ Relief. In simple terms, it allows business owners to reduce...

Failing to Prevent Bribery – Are You at Risk?

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. It created a new offence which can be committed by a commercial organisation if...

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